I Battle Anxiety Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 442 People

    I am 21 years old and have had fairly severe

    anxiety for the past year or so, and it is steadily getting worse. I've been having physical symptoms and I see doctors fairly frequently, but they all just attribute these symptoms to my anxiety. The latest bout of issues has caused me to have pressure in my head, not unlike a...
    RyanAnx RyanAnx
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I've been trying really hard lately to discover

    what exactly causes me anxiety. I've discovered that being in uncomfortable situations such as: place I'm not familiar with, new people, having and responsibility in a place I'm not familiar with. I also find that my parents are a huge source of my anxiety because of various...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2015

    It has been so incredibly horrible throughout

    my whole life, it started when I was very young with my dad and progressed to every inch of my life. I've just gotten used to it I don't really notice it because it's just so normal for me to lock my self in my room for days and have no contact with anyone. I have learned to...
    Couldhelp Couldhelp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    You know when you miss a step on the stairs

    and your heart drops and you panic??? That's what I feel like all the time.
    madi917 madi917
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2014

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/superhero-tutorial Hey I'm making a livestream for anyone who is upset or anxious or depressed or anything, I will listen to you and try to help. I'm not doing it right now because I'm not sure anybody would watch it but if you are interested...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500
    18-21, M
    Aug 5, 2014

    Cringing... What possessed me to wear this,

    I look so fat and ugly... Still not good enough :(((
    fat1heffa fat1heffa
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 7, 2014
    fat1heffa fat1heffa
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2014
    elabella17 elabella17
    16-17, F
    Sep 19, 2014

    I don't know who I am without my anxiety.

    It defines me, it covers me, it captures me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5, 2015

    Anxiety Is Horrible

    I absolutely hate having anxiety. I feel as though is keeps me from going out into the world and doing things. I have a little bit of social anxiety. I'm actually pretty outgoing at school, but in public where I don't know anyone, the thought scares me. I'm only fine usually when...
    thisblondegirl thisblondegirl
    18-21, F
    Nov 18, 2013

    Today my anxiety is very bad

    and I'm only sitting in my own house how dumb is that I'm sweating buckets just watching TV and On my laptop :(
    pardz pardz
    22-25, M
    Apr 19, 2014

    What If? My General Anxiety

    At the age of 12 I had my first panic attack watching the movie "aliens". Soon after, and probably on account of the fear that it would happen again, and therefore the fact that I focused on it, it did happen again. Then more frequent attacks. Until at last I was...
    carrera23 carrera23
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2008

    Does anyone deal with anxiety?

    And how they got out of it? Please help I would like to know
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2015

    99.7% of My Day

    I realized around 1998 that I was suffering from what I learned to be OCD.  An anxiety driven mental disorder and at times, it has been debilitating.   There are days that I have an overall feeling of anxiety and I have no idea why.  I can't relax...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Oct 17, 2008

    Living With Severe Anxiety And Agorophobia

    My name is Bonnie and I live in Aiken, SC. This whole issue with me started when I put myself under a lot of stress. I was in a relationship with a guy who was abusive to me and I stayed with him for his money. I really struggled to have the money to get the things I needed, so I...
    Bonnie17 Bonnie17
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2012

    I Struggle Every Day.

    It's hard sometimes, feeling like its all too much. I often feel overwhelmed by life and just whats going on in the news lately. I am on medication for anxiety but sometimes I think to hell with it, it's not working why bother. Then I see the only reason why I battle through my...
    bufy1981 bufy1981
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2008

    Im currently looking

    for a job but its really hard. I have general and social anxiety and even the thought of strangers sends me into a panic. My mom doesnt get it and she think i should just 'get over it' but it isnt that simple. I dont even like leaving my house because my anxiety goes through...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong
    18-21
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I Battle Anxiety Disorder

    I suffer from depression, the type of depression where you just feel numb, no crying , no drama just dead to the world, and that feeds my anxiety. Sometimes days go by when I am unable to do anything ( and I mean that literally ) so that exacerbates my anguish, because I am aware...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 18, 2008

    Today I'm having my first soccer game.

    I am afraid that I will do terrible because of my extreme anxiety...
    HannahB15 HannahB15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015
    DaniDemented DaniDemented
    18-21, F
    May 2, 2014

    I'm constantly in edge

    and it's miserable.
    oliviacharolette oliviacharolette
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2014

    I fell more disgusting.

    .. Ugly.... Fat heffa :(
    fat1heffa fat1heffa
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2014

    I found out I had it 2 years ago.

    I had soccer tryouts and there was no one I knew there so I under the dashboard and started crying I actually started hyperventilating my mom was so pissed until she realized I just had a anxiety attack . I got checked out and they gave me a precription that helped me out a lot...
    Auroradell Auroradell
    16-17, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    Strange thought trying to understand

    why my anxiety vanished in 2011 could it have been the grief of losing a parent that consumed me was I so wrapped up in that feeling I didn't think of anxiety or panic attacks
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    My Panic Disorder

    I didn't know that such a thing as anxiety disorder existed until half a year ago when my older brother announced that he was going to take me to the psychiatrist. I said fine, and I was diagnosed with panic disorder and depression. The diagnosis itself was scary because I didn't...
    stellarvore stellarvore
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2007

    Why can't there just be something to calm

    anxiety symptoms RAGE REALLY FED UP BEING THIS WAY FOR NO REASON
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    Probably Not

    So just thinking about it makes me anxious. So I'm not. Instead I'm going to talk about how socially awkward I used to be and how now that I'm at least aware of it I feel like I have a grip on the problem. I had no friends in elementary school. I didn't want any and I barely...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 23, 2012

    It's Been Awhile.

    Well, it has been awhile since iv been on, the mental problems of my past were gone for awhile. But it feels like there coming back 10 fold. Not sure what to do, but somthing bad mite happen soon. Loosing touch with myself, and reality is startin to leeve me more then ussual.
    kagan1 kagan1
    18-21, M
    Oct 2, 2012

    General Anxiety Disorder

    I have been battling this disorder since I was very little. I was told by my mother, when I was young,  but I didn't believe her at all. I refused to accept the fact that I had something wrong with me. She decided to let it be and let me find out myself on my own. I...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2007

    Feeling Alone

    I often feel alone,even if I am around people..I feel sad at random parts of the day. I have had serious anxiety attacks over the years,and it has made me reluctant to leave my house very much.I don't enjoy much of anything.I was dianossed with panic disorder and slight...
    jessabellcool jessabellcool
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2007

    Snapshot of My Story...

        My mind came apart at the seams a few years ago.  I wanted to die, I just didn't want to kill myself.  I begged God to do it.  You know you hit bottom when you're sitting in the ER being asked if you know your name etc... I had quit eating, sleeping...
    xxtdwxx xxtdwxx
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2008

    I start this short breath feeling again,

    I feel I can not breath, and I need oxygen. This feeling makes me feel very tired. I better not to think about the people here, and the neighbors. They make me nervous. :(
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    You know, I've mentioned

    before how I appreciate that I can help others because of my OCD, but I don't think I've ever really explained it before. For some reason, I feel like I should do that now. Well, my other posts may make it seem like the experience is actually kind of simple, but in reality...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014

    I have seizures due to anxiety .

    They come on unexpected sometimes and mimic epileptic seizures ! People automatically panic when I have one . I don't think there is enough awareness about this disorder .
    scorpio191184 scorpio191184
    31-35, F
    May 7, 2014

    I've seen many of you have posted

    that you have issues with anxiety, no one knows what that means unless they've been suffering from it. It comes and hits your whole body like a big left tackle. You're hit and your body changes. All your insides shake and or twist up. You want to jump out if your skin or just go...
    Riogirl77 Riogirl77
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2014

    Let see this year makes it.

    .. 5 years now. It's been the most difficult path I could ever imagine. At first it was all a fear of me throwing up in public but now it's so much more. It's the chest pain and the freaking out the panicking and it sucks. I'm thinking about writing a book so the people who don't...
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    Not Real

    When my anxiety gets bad enough to trigger a panic attack, I sometimes have an episode of depersonalization or derealization. Tonight I fought both at once for the first time. Depersonalization is the sensation that you are not real. For me, I feel it slowly creep over my body...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 24, 2012

    Post traumatic stress is a ***** to everyday

    life it has almost ruined mine taken me to hell and back. Not sure if the actual traumatic experience I went through was worse than this anxiety.
    09Georgiiee 09Georgiiee
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2015
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